I plan to sell my existing home in order to buy another home…when should I start viewing homes?
You should start physically viewing homes as soon as you get a contract on your existing home, unless you can hold two mortgages at the same time, or qualify for the future home while your current home is on the market. In Central Florida Sellers do not like showing their homes to buyers that cannot seriously entertain a purchase, and they will not consider any “contingency” offers from buyers who need to sell their house first.
Once you get a contract on your current property, there may be sellers willing to consider your offer contingent on the “successful closing and funding ” of your present home.
We would be glad to consult with you about home buying, research and recommend areas based on your top home buying priorities and desired home features. We can e-mail properties so that you can get an overview of our market, answer any questions you may have, and stay in communication until you are ready to make a purchase.